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Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 854 reviews
The BEST Place to Stay Near--or in--Yosemite
User: JC-OMCA from: Berkeley, California
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Mar, 20, 2019
Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
I LOVED our weekend here, in a quiet area just outside Yosemite Park. We stayed in the main lodge, overlooking the pool, and enjoyed our big guest room with comfortable reading chair and good lighting, and proximity to the pool and restaurant. It was the shoulder season, so the Park and the hotel were wonderfully uncrowded. It lacks the elegance of the old hotel in the Valley, but the enormous lounge with a crackling fire and overstuffed chairs and sofas was a delight to hang out in. A big game room had lots of amusements for older kids. Little kids had a playground complete with zipline. The heated pool and big hottubs were wonderful after a day of hiking. The restaurant was casual but the food was (mostly) superb, and there were lots of choices at every meal, so you could eat lightly when you wanted to. A surprisingly well stocked little store sold food for breakfast and more, and espresso! S'mores from 6 to 8 both nights were a MAJOR treat. Really, I can't say enough about Rush Creek Inn. I almost never give 5 star reviews on Tripadvisor but this place made me feel happy.
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Favorite place on earth
User: lynnatsou from:
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Mar, 20, 2019
Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
Rush Creek is where we dream of coming back to any chance we can. The heated salt-water pool, the hot tub, playground, game room, and the lounge offer endless entertainment for everyone in our family.
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Winter wonderland
User: Andicop from: Copenhagen, Denmark
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Feb, 27, 2019
Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
We spent 3 night here. What an awesome place ! It’s a “hygge “heaven for everybody . No telly , but heaps of stuff to get entertained . There are so many things to see and do. The hot tub , pool, snow , inside and outside games , s’mores, reading at the fireplace .... Nature , amazing building , friendly kind staff. We got snowed in big time, our trips ,which we booked ,got cancelled . But we’re we’re not bored for one second. There is a small shop , where is possible to find various cold and hot and frozen food ( possible to heat it up there ) . There is a restaurant with a great choice of meals. The rooms are spacious and clean. We only had problem with the heating system , which was a bit loud. After a day of enjoying the place , we got lucky ( they opened the gates inside the park ) so we could after all see Yosemite. Without a tour guide, but still :) . We would love to come back in spring time,summer time , fall time. Anytime !

Family Fun Off the Grid
User: Hevnly1 from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Feb, 20, 2019
Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
This is a beautiful location that has everything you need to enjoy a quick family getaway with a gorgeous natural backdrop! No TVs and plenty of family fun options like a game room, board games in the room and planned hotel activities are the perfect recipe for a wonderful family vacation!

Best winter getaway
User: Mikelemberg from: San Francisco, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Feb, 19, 2019
Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
Amazing place to spend a snowy, winter weekend. We have been once in summer. It is great in summer as well (summer is very pool focused). Winter was amazing. Sledding, zip line in snow, roasting s’mores every night by the fire, hot tub and heated pool, game room, board games by fire. The 45 minutes drive into Yosemite valley and day in the snow with active falls was amazing. Be sure to bring 4wd vehicle or chains for your tires. The park rangers were inspecting cars at the gate. Restaurant at the lodge is respectable — although a small bit on high side (e.g. $16 burgers). What a great weekend.

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